ASUS this week updated its compact ROG Huracan G21 gaming system. The new enthusiast-class machine retains a stylish miniature case that allows easy access to components, but offers more CPU and GPU choices and provides considerably higher performance than before.

The futuristic chassis of the ASUS ROG Huracan G21 measures 129.9×372.4×366.1 mm, which is clearly smaller than a traditional tower desktop. ASUS engineers have managed to pack the machine with everything that its bigger brothers have to offer, including Intel’s eight-core Core i9-9900K CPU, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080, up to 32 GB of RAM, an M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, two 2.5-inch SSDs/HDDs, one 3.5-inch HDD, and even a DVD drive (possibly, to install older games). See general specifications in the table below.

As mentioned above, the chassis allow owners of the ROG Huracan G21 to upgrade the system hassle free. Furthermore, ASUS equipped its ‘baby’ gaming PC with a very well-thought cooling system with multiple inlets, so no component is going to overheat. In fact, the ROG Huracan has a special magnetically attached foldable panel on its side that can be easily opened to further improve thermal and actual performance. Speaking of performance, it is necessary to note that the PC comes with the ASUS ROG Aegis III application that enables easier performance tuning and monitoring of components.

Reasserting its ‘enthusiast-class’ pedigree, the ROG Huracan G21 features a robust set of I/O capabilities, including multiple USB 3.1 Gen 1/2 Type-A/Type-C connectors, Intel’s I219-V GbE adapter, Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi 5 solution, various display outputs (depending on the graphics card), and an audio subsystem equipped with the ESS Sabre DAC and offering analog and S/P DIF connectors for a 5.1 speaker system.

The 2020 ASUS ROG Huracan G21
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K
Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel Core i5-9400
CPU Intel Z390
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB
Memory Up to 32 GB DDR4-2666
Storage M.2 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB SSD with SATA or PCIe 3.0 x4 interface
2.5-inch One hot-swap bay
3.5-inch 1 TB or 2 TB HDD
ODD Slim Super Multi DVD drive
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Intel Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi 5 + Bluetooth 5
Ethernet Intel I219-V
Display Outputs Depends on GPU
Audio Realtek ALC1150 with ESS DAC and amplifier
USB Front 2 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
1 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
Back 2 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
4 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
Other I/O Analog and S/P DIF audio connectors
Dimensions Width 12.99 cm
Height 36.61 cm
Depth 37.24 cm
PSU External
2 × 280W adapters
1 × 230W and 1 × 280W adapters
2 × 230W adapters
1 × 180W and 1 × 280W adapters
1 × 180W and 1 × 230W adapters
OS Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro

To make the ROG Huracan system look as good as it performs and enable owners to customize its looks, it also has multiple RGB LEDs that can be controlled using ASUS’ Aura Sync software.

So far, ASUS only lists the 2020 ROG Huracan G21CX computers on its website, so expect the machine to show up shortly. Availability will vary from region to region, but it is reasonable to expect ASUS to launch the systems across the world more or less at the same time.

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Source: ASUS (via PC Watch)

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  • Aephe - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - link

    3 years on and they're (not just Asus) still bangin on with the 9750Hs and 9900Ks. I wanted to skip the hassle of building my own system, but apparently I can't avoid it if I want an AMD system. Yes there is some hyperbole in there.
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - link

    Per Intel , the 9900K was launched in Q4 2018.

    The 9750H was launched in Q2 2019. (Not even a model of CPU listed as available for this system, by the way so I don't know if there is any direct relevance in this case.)

    I don't see how any company could have been selling either of these processor models in Feb of 2017 given their published release dates. What am I misunderstanding? Is this more of a comment about AMD becoming more competitive with Zen cores rather than Intel's 9xxx series release?
  • damianrobertjones - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - link

    The OP wants an AMD system.
  • timecop1818 - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - link

    I think what you really meant is "The OP is an idiot."
  • Spunjji - Friday, February 14, 2020 - link

    Projection is your jam, huh?
  • yeeeeman - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - link

    What is the problem with them? 9900k is better in gaming that 3900x so I don't see what is the issue.
  • AnarchoPrimitiv - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - link

    Correction, the 9900k is better in gaming ONLY at the specific instance of low resolution (1080p or lower), with a high refresh monitor (120hz or faster), and with a 2080 ti, that is the one scenario that the 9900k is better than the 3800x at gaming, and even then, it's only by approximately 5% which equates to the difference between 132 GPS vs 138 GPS, which I guarantee 99 out of 100 human beings couldn't even distinguish the difference between. And for that singular use case (when 95% of all video cards owned are mid range and lower, so 2060/5700 or slower, not 2080 ti's), you get to pay 25%+ more for a 9900k than a 3800x for 5% advantage in a single, rare use case.. That's the problem.

    In literally every other area of computer use, including gaming at higher resolution or with a videocard the vast majority of people actually own, the Ryzen chip performs better and is cheaper.
  • Hxx - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - link

    the 9900k is a better gaming chip period. Is it good value? no but then again that was not the question. Be it at 1080p 1440p 4k low refresh high refresh the 9900k/s overclocks well and can surpass any AMD chips in most gaming scenarios. Again not speaking about % or price or outdated intel plaform or other factors... you can get all those specs from AT and similar other tech sites, but thats why Asus is using it in this specific build.
  • Spunjji - Friday, February 14, 2020 - link

    A chip that costs more for imperceptibly better performance in limited scenarios is not a "better gaming chip". Value is always a part of the equation.

    If by "overclocks well" you mean "can reach boost clock on all cores if you ignore TDP" then yes, that it can do. Given this is a pre-built PC, though, I'm not sure overclocking has much to do with anything. I certainly wouldn't want 150-200W going to my CPU in a chassis like that for a few FPS gain.
  • Korguz - Friday, February 14, 2020 - link

    hxx i bet you wouldnt be saying this if the ryzen chips clocked as high as intels did... the ONLY reason intel has any, although slight advantage.. is because it clocks higher. thats it...

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